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Waukesha voting irregularities go back to 2004...
|Contributor||Homegrown Democrat |
|Last Edited||Homegrown Democrat Apr 12, 2011 04:45am|
|Media||Website - Daily Kos|
|News Date||Monday, April 11, 2011 09:30:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Waukesha 2004, Bush v. Kerry. |
Apparently in 2004 the polls in Waukesha were teeming with voters as the Waukesha County Clerk's office showed a 97.63% turn out. No, that's not a typo. 97.63%
Of the 236,642 registered voters in Waukesha on Nov 2, 2004 apparently 231,031 of them came out in a hint of rain and drizzle and did their civic duty.
Just to put this in perspective, Australia has compulsory (mandatory) voting and their turnout is 95%.
The estimated population of Waukesha in July of 2004 was 375,350 with 91,530 residents under the age of 18. (source) Leaving out solely residents under the age of 18 that leaves 283,820 residents that are of voting age (remember that number, it will be referenced again). That's an 83% voter registration number which is well above both the national average and Wisconsin's average.
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